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Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

If you’ve got little ones at home, salt dough Christmas decorations are a great way to entertain them, get them in the festive spirit and create some heartfelt handmade gifts. Win win! 

What you'll need:

  • 150g flour
  • 150g salt
  • 120 ml water
  • Non-toxic acrylic varnish
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking tray
  • Drinking straw
  • Biscuit cutters
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter (I used our paper confetti too which worked well)
  • Ribbon

How to make them:

  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C or 250F.
  2. Measure the flour and salt, add to a mixing bowl and stir. Add water to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Kids love this bit!
  3. Sprinkle your workspace with flour and knead the dough until it’s soft and pliable – add more flour if needed.
  4. Sprinkle your rolling pin with flour and roll out the dough until it’s about ¼ inches thick.
  5. Using your biscuit cutters, cut out the festive shapes and place on a baking tray. Use the straw to add a hole to the top of them (for the ribbon to go through). 
  6. Place them in the oven for 2-3 hours or until dry – flip once during baking. 
  7. Once dry, allow to cool before letting the kids go crazy decorating each one with the paint and glitter. Finish with the varnish. 
  8. Once the paint is dry, tie a piece of ribbon (I used our Santa's Sleigh and Christmas Bells cotton ribbon) to each one.

Voila! These make lovely extra little presents for family. I packaged some up with some chocolate for my son's pre-school staff using our personalised stickers to seal. Don't worry, I gave them wine too.. Happy baking! 

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